People Sitting (clockwise from left to right): Me (Zach), Cici, Marcus, Drew, Nelson, John, Erik, and Scott Elyard (of Coherent Lighthouse).
People Standing (left to right): ...Jeff?, Greg, Scott, Amber, Jeff (the BCS), and Karen.
I'm honestly surprised that I only forgot one person's name.
I didn't talk about pterosaur wings, Scott didn't really discuss the art show, and Jeff isn't made of cheese, but I did learn that Jeff consulted for an upcoming episode of Mythbusters, and I gave Karen the inside scoop on acquiring a Wii. Otherwise the meeting was more of a meet 'n' greet than a formal science meeting, which is fine! It was surreal to hear Cici ask if I was the guy who worked at Nintendo World Report...I have readers! And according to Jeff, I have lots of readers.
As far as I know, the next meeting is in two weeks, at an undetermined location. Now between you, me, and anyone else reading this blog, I think a conference would be fun sometime down the road. If our little meetings garner enough interest over the coming months, I believe such a task could be well within our collective powers. An interdisciplinary scientific conference? Awesomeness!
At any rate, the meeting last night was great fun, and I met a lot of awesome people. Also, Scott and I are dropping the aeteosaur from the art show (sorry, Darren) and we're replacing it with Scleromochlus, because, frankly, that basal ornithodir is far easier to draw than a big armored pig-crocodile. Perhaps when the show migrates from the Vegabond Blues in Palmer to downtown Anchorage (hopefully), I'll prepare Desmatosuchus in the transit.